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  1. Preparing for the Next Exam Attempt
    Preparing for the Next Exam Attempt
    According to the Behavior Analysis Certification Board Examination Pass Rates report, only 63% of first-time applicants passed the BCBA exam on their first attempt in 2019. This means 37% of applicants are repeat test takers and require additional attempts to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. The good news is that the BACB requires 30-days elapse from the date of the prior exam and the next opportunity to test, which allows time to review skill areas and determine a test-taking strategy.
  2. 7 Fantastic Podcasts for Behavior Analysts
    7 Fantastic Podcasts for Behavior Analysts
    Many behavior analysts find themselves working individually, with a family or client, in a non-central work location. Podcasts can allow professionals to observe a conversation among peers, expand their professional experience, or review research-based content, no matter their geographic location or access to peers. Additionally, some podcasts can help to fill continuing education requirements, making them an inexpensive way to meet professional obligations and reduce the reliance on conferences. A wide range of podcasts, in a variety of tones, are available that all focus on applied behavior analysis.
  3. The Books Missing from Your Bookshelf – BCBA Edition
    The Books Missing from Your Bookshelf – BCBA Edition
    Below is a list of the five books new and seasoned behavior analysts might consider adding to their collections. Though an abstract is not enough to adequately describe the importance of any of the books listed below, hopefully it will be enough to pique curiosity.
  4. EPPP and Obtaining Life Balance
    EPPP and Obtaining Life Balance

    Life at times can be all-consuming. However, so can studying for the EPPP and it can quickly become overwhelming to think how one might come to balance both. One of my favorite professors once told me “You can have all things in life, just not all things all at the same time.” This statement always resonated with me. To obtain professional growth, one must sacrifice at times, but how do you know when you get to the point of sacrificing too much? Where do you draw the limit? I like to often think about time as a pie chart. Sometimes, like with the EPPP, certain things will take a greater slice of the pie, however this must be balanced out over time.